ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Texas has never finished higher than third place in the Maui Invitational, but hopes of a 2020 championship are still alive after the Longhorns defeated Davidson, 78-76, in Monday’s opener.
The 2020 tournament is being played in Asheville as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Texas, making its fifth appearance in the Maui Invitational, was paced by Courtney Ramey’s 14 points. Matt Coleman III added 10 points and nine assists.
Sam Mennenga scored 17 points and pulled in five rebounds for Davidson, and Kellan Grady added 14 points and four rebounds.
The win bumps Texas’ record to 2-0. The Longhorns will take on the winner of this afternoon’s Indiana-Providence matchup tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.
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